Preamble, Universal Declaration of Human Rights of the United Nations

Whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable right of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world.

Adopted by the United Nations General Assembly 10 December 1948

Historical Age, Age of Reason 1650-1950
Astrological Age, Age of Pisces 1 AD – 2000 AD
Sun Sign, Sagittarius

Editor’s Note
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, spearheaded by Eleanor Roosevelt, which was adopted by the UN General Assembly on 10 December 1948, was the result of the experience of the Second World War. With the end of that war, and the creation of the United Nations, the international community vowed never again to allow atrocities like those of that conflict happen again. World leaders decided to complement the UN Charter with a road map to guarantee e rights of every individual everywhere. The document they considered, and which would later become the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, was taken up at the first session of the General Assembly in 1946.